What We Do
Education is a basic human right. As such, it is one of the most important enabler to overcome poverty and building lasting livelihood opportunities. For details of our plan click on the icon.
Many young and elderly suffer from waterborne illness such as diarrhea due to usage of unclean water. In most places people and animals share the same source of water for drinking and house hold use.
In Burji district of Southern Ethiopia for a population of 67,000, there is no hospitals. Instead, the community is serviced with three inadequately resourced clinics.
Rural agriculture and Development
Rural communities are subsistence farmers where they often till the same plot of land and grow the same crop with poor yield. Most of the season the farmers do not have enough farm product to sustain them year around.
DBCO is an international non-profit organization headquartered in San Marcos, California, with membership from North America, Europe, Australia and Africa.
Our vision is a prosperous Burji community living in peace and harmony.
Our Mission is partnering with minority and marginalized Burji communities in S. Ethiopia and N. Kenya to create lasting educational and livelihood opportunities.
DBCO will accomplish these goals by partnering with communities, local government and other national and international NGOs.
Most important factor to overcome poverty.
Poor health service result in children not attending school and farmers not working on the farm- all result in poverty.
Waterborne illnesses are one of the primary factors in children missing school and remaining in poverty.
Rural Agriculture and Development
Rural farmers use subsistence farming with poor crop rotation that often result in poor yield and uncertainity
Said Osman, M.D., F.A.A.O.S; F.R.C.S.Ed. (ortho)
Dr Yohannes Chonde
Dr. Jibril Hirbo
Craig H. Neilson
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News and Events
Hello Friends and supporter. 2017 GrowEastAfrica.org Burji Goats Distribution project, one of the two initiatives to tackle poverty in rural Ethiopia had a very productive year. The number of recipients was increased by 150% of 2016. More families were given opportunity to improve their livelihood. We have implemented various learning from our 2016 activities. Our recipients[…]
Last June 2016, GrowEastAfrica distributed goats and vegetable seeds to poor rural Burji families in Billa Village. Billa is in Southern Ethiopia and has a population of 3000. This village is one of the most economically depressed Burji communities. The primary objectives of GrowEastAfrica are to fight hunger and poverty ravishing the rural communities. The distribution of goats and vegetable[…]
Progress Report: On 27 June 2016, DBCO-Africa distributed two female and one male goat per family to improve the livelihood of needy rural Burji family in Billa Village. Goats increase the wealth and nutritional food for the household. Goats are sturdy and easy to care. Moreover, female goats can give birth twice a year, and[…]
Click to view On June 27, 2016, DBCO-Africa initiated two livelihood improvement projects designed to impact lives of the neediest rural Burji families. These sustainable pilot projects were based on the distribution of 3 goats (2 female and 1 male) per family for 15 selected families. Donations of small animals such as goats to[…]
Billa kebele, one of the poorest kebeles in the Burji district has a severe lack of clean water sources. At present people and animals get drinking water from the same open seasonal creeks that run 2-3 miles from the village. Children, pregnant women and elderly that drink this water suffer from water born illnesses such as diarrhea.[…]
We are fighting poverty by distributing high quality seeds for growing nutritional vegetables in Burji district of Ethiopia. Using vegetable seed provided by the Seeding Program International, plots of kale, carrot, anion, and pepper were planted by women from Billa Kebele and Soyama Ladies Association.
We are planning a fund raising to build better school for rural Burji
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